From allergies and asthma to obesity and mood swings, breathing unclean air has very real consequences for children explains TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East.

 

Across the world, children have been striking school to protest global warming and a polluted environment. In Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium and Australia, among other countries, the citizens of the future have been sounding the alarm on a bleak future, urging government and business leaders to “Be part of the solution, not the pollution,” and warning that “Dinosaurs thought they had time too,” on banners being held up outside parliaments and civic offices.

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 06:56

Kalebr: Growing up fast in the age of technology

Words by Aaditya Tangri, CEO, Kalebr

 

Dubai, UAE -- Hold on, the alphabet ends after Z. What comes next? The answer is emerging. Futurist, demographer and TEDx speaker Mark McCrindle is leading the campaign to call anyone born after 2010 a part of "Generation Alpha". This generation is growing up in a world where every aspect of their communication, entertainment, social activities, private and school lives is entwined with technology. Members of this generation are the so-called “digital natives,” who have grown up with information technology and social media, and to whom the smartphone feels natural and easily accessible. By contrast, their parents and grandparents, even if they may possess and use the same technology, will never have the same relationship with it. These massive technological changes, among others, make this generation the most transformative ever.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 13:34

Sneaky Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning at Home

Words by Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon

 

There is a common misconception that the traditional notion of ‘education’ is something that only happens at school, but the evidence tells us that the home environment is one of the most powerful influences in a child’s development. Think about it this way - children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year. This means much of the learning is still being done outside the school gates.

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by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East

 

After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child have the right uniform? will they need extra help in the classroom? or what am I going to pack for lunch every day?, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, one of which is their child’s health.

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Friday, 17 August 2018 19:19

Heading Back To School: Are You Ready?

By Hussein Al Atoli - Station Manager at Pearl FM

 

It’s time to head back from summer vacation and start preparing for the Back To School season! Like new year resolutions, we all make back to school resolutions and hardly ever follow through – this time, let’s look at some simple tips to make school life fun and give your brain a boost for all the homework that’s going to start pouring in.

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By Dr Sarah Rasmi, Family Psychologist and Parenting Expert for social app Play:Date.

 

Summer holidays offer a much-needed break from the previous school year, and provide an excellent opportunity to recharge. At the same time, it can be difficult to find activities that are both physically and mentally stimulating. This is especially true in the UAE, where high temperatures limit the number of outdoor options.

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Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Chocolate for Kids: Yay or Nay?

By Rahma Obaid Al Ketbi, Nutritionist at Belvas Belgian Chocolates


Chocolate is perhaps the world’s most favorite food. Whether you are happy, sad, excited, tired or plain bored, a bar of chocolate is usually all you need to feel better. We all love it and it’s no surprise that kids love chocolate too!
But how much chocolate is too much chocolate? What is the recommended intake? Is it really healthy for kids?

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